Thursday, December 23, 2010

Recipe: Peanut Brittle (heirloom recipe)

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup water
2 c. salted peanuts
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix sugar, water, corn syrup in a heavy 2 quart saucepan.  Bring to a boil and boil till mixture reaches 275F.  Add salt and peanuts.  Bring mixture to 290F (hard crack stage) stirring often.  Remove from heat.  Add butter and baking soda and stir in.  Pour onto greased baking sheet and spread to desired thickness.  Allow to cook.  Break into Brittle when cool, and store in a covered container.

Makes 2 1/2  lbs. of peanut brittle, ready for Christmas gift giving or holiday enjoyment.  Do not double recipe.  For larger batches just make more.

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